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Nora Lee Garcia

Reset: Finding Your Resonance!

A masterclass in revealing your own musical language.

Sunday, September 18, 2022 (2:00 - 3:30 PM CST)

Join us via Zoom as we begin our new season of Fluting with the Stars with Nora Lee Garcia, Professor of Flute at the University of Central Florida and internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. Nora Lee Garcia will guide you toward finding your own musical language by exploring vocalization on the flute. Learn to let expression lead the way into your own unique resonance by creating flexibility and openness. Explore how the gift of "time-off" can allow you to become more spontaneous and free with your sound.   

Free to Chicago Flute Club Members

$10 for non-member

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Professor of Flute at the University of Central Florida, Nora Lee Garcia and as a Powell Flutes Artist is in demand internationally as a soloist, chamber artist, and teacher.

Nora Lee has been featured as a guest artist in Carnegie Hall and at flute festivals such as the French Flute Convention, III Convención AFE Sevilla, Festival Internacional de Flauta Monterrey, Peru Flute Festival, as well as numerous National Flute Association conventions and the National Flute Association Summer Series. As an orchestral and chamber musician, Nora Lee has performed under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Krystof Penderecki, Karl Sollak, and with ensembles such as the Casals Festival, the Chautauqua Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. She currently holds the position of principal flute with the Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park, the Florida Chamber Orchestra and the Hollywood Concert Orchestra.

A brilliant flutist, Nora Lee also possesses an impressive command of the piccolo and is frequently invited to present master classes specifically for the instrument. She has given master classes on both flute and piccolo at Oberlin Conservatory, the University of North Texas, the Conservatory of Music in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Mozart Hall of the Simon Bolivar Conservatory (Caracas, Venezuela), the Punahou Music School (Hawaii), Pierre Gabriel Buffardin School (Lima, Peru), Escuela Moderna de Música Instituto Professional (Santiago, Chile), Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Texas), the Universidad Nacional (Mendoza, Argentina), the Flute Seminar at Casa Maria (Santa Barbara, California), Conservatorio Nacional de Música Carlos Lopez Buchardo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), St. Olaf College, Escuela Superior de Música y Danza (Monterrey, Mexico), and the Escuela Universitaria de Música de Montevideo (Uruguay) and many others. As an experienced instructor and performing artist, she has served on the faculties of the the Interlochen Music Festival (Michigan), Monterrey Flute Festival (Mexico), the Peru Flute Festival, the Frutillar Encuentro de Flauta del Sur del Mundo (Chile), the Winter Harbor Music Festival (Maine), the Narnia Music Festival (Italy), the Chautauqua Summer Music Festival (New York). With certification in the Fertman method of Alexander Technique, Nora Lee has presented seminars on the Alexander method at various festivals and institutions, such as Oberlin Conservatory.

Nora Lee is the founder and director of Flute@UCF, a program that includes the Flute at UCF Masterclass Series, the UCF Flute and Piccolo Summer Institute, and the UCF Flute Boot Camp. Through the Flute at UCF Masterclass Series, Nora Lee has hosted artists such as Sir James Galway, Michel Debost, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Gary Schocker, Ransom Wilson, Hubert Laws, Jean Ferrandis, Paul Edmund Davis, Leone Buyse, Marianne Gedigian, Richard Sherman, Amy Porter, Carol Wincenc, Tadeu Coelho, Jan Gippo and Louis Herbine. In 2009, Nora Lee founded the UCF Knight Winds with the collaboration of Dr. George Weremchuk, a unique urban blend of saxophone and flute choir, along with a rhythm section. The group found immediate success and was featured at the 2011 National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina and the 2012 Florida Flute Association Convention. A celebrated educator, Nora Lee has received several awards for her teaching and innovation, including  the “Women Making History Award” for Faculty Women of Prominence at UCF, and the “Hispanic Women Who Make the Difference Award” by La Prensa, the premier Spanish newsweekly in Central Florida.

An active recording artist, Nora Lee most recently recorded various Bach Cantatas for the Bach Festival Society Winter Park Florida and released her new album Cubatina, Centaur label 2022. Most notably, she can be heard on the soundtrack for the Sony Pictures film, The End of the Spear. Nora Lee has served as a judge on the panels: International Flute Competition in Mexico City, the National Flute Association’s Chamber Music, Young Artist competitions, Society of American Musicians, Myrna Brown Competition, New York Flute Club, Chicago Flute Club and Teacher National Association. She has premiered numerous pieces such as Prelude and Dance by Howard Buss (winner of the 2004 National Flute Association Newly-Published Music Competition) and Gary Schocker’s Under the Sultan at the 2012 Florida Flute Association Convention as a featured artist on the gala concert. An avid researcher of flute pedagogy, Nora Lee has published several articles for Flute Talk Magazine and Flutist Quarterly.

Nora Lee holds degrees from the University of Miami, the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. Her primary teachers include Michel Debost, Bernard Goldberg, Christine Nield-Capote, Carol Wincenc, Bonita Boyd and Peter Kern.

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